Location and city

České Budějovice or Budweis - is the South Bohemian capital of the Czech Republic, located some 150 km south of the Czech capital Prague. It was founded in 1265 by Přemysl Otakar II and boasts a rich and eventful history. Naturally, Budweis is famous as a brewery town; beer has been brewed here since the 13th century. 

Currently there are two breweries in Budweis: Budvar, where the genuine Budweiser beer (not the American one!) has been brewed since the beginning of the 19th century, and Samson the town brewery, founded in 1795. Additionally, the town (region) has many remarkable places ideal for sightseeing not to mention shopping.

The main University conference hall has a seating capacity of around 200 and is technically well equipped. The large lobby area allows for many posters to be exhibited. The university building, as well as the Biology Centre buildings are situated on campus, not far from the city centre which can be easily reached by public transport or by a 15 to 20 min walk. The Biology Centre has its own canteen and public cafeteria. There are many restaurants, cafes and hotels in the town centre to choose from as well as those near the campus.

Transportation

From Prague International Airport (Václav Havel Airport Prague, PRG): Bus, and train approx. 10 Euro, travel duration around 3 hours.
From Linz in Austria: Bus and train approx. 10 Euro, travel duration around 3 hours.
From Vienna International Airport (Austria): Bus and train approx. 42 Euro, travel duration 4.5 hours.
Shuttle service from Vaclav Havel International Airport, Prague will depart as scheduled:
SHUTTLE 1: Saturday, 29 August, 2015, 15:30
SHUTTLE 2: Saturday, 29 August, 2015, 17:00
SHUTTLE 3: Sunday, 30 August, 2015, 13:00
SHUTTLE 4: Sunday, 30 August, 2015, 16:00
Shuttles back to Prague will be communicated during the Symposium.

Visa requirements and currency

The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union. Visitors from Schengen countries do not require visa. Please feel free to contact the organising committee if you require any help regarding visa information and/or invitation letter for non-EU countries. Official currency of the Czech Republic is Czech koruna (CZK). At the time of writing 1 EUR = 28 CZK, 1 USD = 24 CZK.

Accommodation  

The conference will be held at the joint campus of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice. You can choose between a number of hotels in the city and student dormitories. But keep in mind that our conference overlaps partially with exhibition in the town and later free accommodation may be rare.

Student dormitories

Student dormitories in the campus will be available for students and others interested in staying in cheap accommodation during the conference. Places will be booked on a first-come-first-serve basis. The number of places is relatively high but limited. For booking our low-end student hostel, please fill in the particular part of registration form. We will confirm your booking via e-mail. The price is 15 EUR per person per night (breakfast included). There are double rooms available at the student hostel, two double rooms share one bathroom. If you want to have the room just for yourself, you have to book and pay for the whole room (25 EUR = one night in double room, only one breakfast included).  

Payment for the dormitories will be arranged through the symposium registration. Book your room soon before others will.

If you want to stay at the room with a particular person, please, fill his/her name in the registration form. In case you do not have a specific person but want to share a double room, please, do not forget to mark the sex in the registration form. It will allow us to arrange the accomodation.

Hotels

There are plenty of hotels and pensions in České Budějovice, so feel free to choose and book the accomodation by yourself. Please arrange your accommodation well in advance, the hotels are filling continuously. It is responsibility of every visitor to make a reservation of accommodation well in advance. Contact us in case of a problem with booking services.

Hotel Budweis: this newly opened 4-star hotel is located in the mediaeval centre of České Budějovice. It offers breakfast, special diet menus (on request), free wifi in hotel rooms, airport shuttle, 24-hour front desk, currency exchange etc. Hotel Budweis is giving discount rates for the ROTIFERA XIV guests. When booking at this place, mention the expression "ROTIFERA XIV" in the 'note' section of your on-line reservation (http://www.hotelbudweis.cz/accommodation), or in your booking e-mail. Price is 80 EUR per double room, 64 EUR for single in double room, respectively.

You can start searching for your preferred hotel in Ceske Budejovice here: http://www.hotelscombined.com/Place/Ceske_Budejovice.htm?languageCode=EN or here http://www.hotel.cz/ceske-budejovice/accommodation.

Below is a list of hotels and other facilities which we can recommend to stay in during your visit at Ceske Budejovice.  

Here are listed hotels from which is easy to get to conference centre. For more info and booking them just visit follows links.

Hotel Klika

Hotel Dvorak Ceske Budejovice

Hotel Grand Zvon ***
Hotel Maly Pivovar ****
Penzion Centrum Ceské Budejovice ***
Hotel Zatkuv dum ***
Pension Garni **
Hotel U Solne brany ***
Pension ORIENT SPA ***
Hotel Filip ***
Hotel U Vlka ***
Hotel AMADEUS ***

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